The Colin Matthew Lecture for the Public Understanding of History by Dr Gareth Griffiths, Director of the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol. This is the 2004 Joint Royal Historical Society/Gresham College Annual Lecture.
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Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website.